Neel Mohar, Jacaranda Mimosifolia - Plant
Jacarandas thrive in tropical and warm temperate climates, but they can be grown in cooler areas which get light frosts, but they usually donâ€™t flower as well in these cooler zones, and they are also slower-growing, and smaller there.Jacarandas like a sunny position and well-drained, fertile soil, plus regular summer watering. Mulching around the roots with organic material (eg, compost, straw, bark, etc) will help to retain soil moisture in summer, but only apply the mulch over moist ground, not over dry ground, otherwise the mulch might prevent rain reaching the soil. A thickness of no more than 50mm of mulch is recommended.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Neel Mohar, Jacaranda Mimosifolia,jacaranda, blue jacaranda, black poui, or as the fern tree.||Blue flowers||Spring||10 to 12 Ft||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Choose the spot for your tree wisely. One piece of jacaranda tree information that many nurseries and catalogs donâ€™t share is that when the flowers drop, they cover the ground in a thick layer and must be raked up before they decompose into slime.
An afternoon with a rake will do the trick, but this is the reason so many jacarandas are planted as street trees, allowing most of the spent blooms to fall on the street instead of in the yard.
|Full sun||Well-drained soil||Medium||20 to 30 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
- Plant the tree in an open spot with sandy soil and full sun. Keep the soil moist deep down by soaking it with a hose for half an hour, but letting it dry out in between watering.
Care for a jacaranda tree almost always includes pruning. In order to give it the best shape to show off those blooms, smaller branches should be trimmed early in the spring.
Special features: Container plant or greenhouse plant for the St. Louis area.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally